The hottest software chaos hybrid drive slows down

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Software "chaos" hybrid drives slow down the pace of moving forward

the disunity of software slowed down the pace of introducing hybrid hard disk drives in 2008. The report from objective analysis predicts that only about 13million hard disk drives with nandflash integrated to cache critical data will be installed in 2008

Jim handy, the head of objective analysis company, pointed out, "Microsoft has a very good idea on its ready drive software, but they can't focus on the ready D compression experiment and drive software on the pressure testing machine, because they want to fix the vulnerability of Vista."

handy said, "the early benchmarks of drives have brought chaotic consequences to them." He pointed out that performance adjustment is necessary. "Some benchmarks indicate that hybrid drivers will run faster when running some software and slower when running other software."

the new drive is mainly used in notebook computers. Handy pointed out, "this will become significant in the future, but this time will not come next year. Their success depends on Microsoft putting enough energy into software issues."

Objective analysis predicts that less than 1million hybrid drives will be installed this year, while only about 13million hybrid drives will be installed in 2008. However, this number can rise to 90million in 2009 and 220million in 2010

at present, only Samsung and Seagate are assembling hybrid drives. The existing models of these two companies are 80g, 120g or 160g hard disk drives, which integrate the 256M NAND cache with the specified scratch knife at a reasonable price. Other hard disk drive manufacturers wait for the market to demand before producing their hybrid drive products

using software on Vista, hybrid drivers reduce the time to start the system or load applications. It can also cache data that needs to be fetched frequently

hybrid drives may reduce the use of solid-state drives with flash memory, and will provide significant improvements in performance and reliability at a much lower price than the latter. Handy estimates that the unit price of the hybrid drive is $10, while the unit price of the solid-state drive using flash memory is $300. "The hybrid drive provides a solid-state drive using flash memory. It should save more than 80% of the performance of all data devices that will help to successfully establish the same processing conditions in the future, but the price is greatly reduced." He said

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